May 7, 2010
Flowers & Life on the Farm
Snow Trillium and Trout Lily
Yes, I am still posting photos from my FIL's farm. We spend a lot of time out there during the spring, summer and fall.
In the spring we are tying & trimming blackberries, getting the garden ready for planting and helping with the spring beef coming in to be processed. Our beef gets processed Friday! Soon our freezers will be full with steaks, roasts and burger. Yummy!
In the summer we are picking berries, weeding the garden and picking early veggies like lettuce, peas and beans. This year the berries will be slim. We are planning on taking out all but a few rows. They are getting old and less productive. We will start a new patch in a new location within the next two years. Only the most productive rows of the current patch will be spared but only until the new one is established.
Cabbage White (Male)
In the fall, venison starts coming in to be processed. We also are getting the last bit of berries off the vines, harvesting later crops like squash, potatoes, beets, carrots etc. and storing said crops. One of these years I am going to have myself a root cellar. For now I just have to get by with canning and freezing.
I hope you have enjoyed the tour of flowers. The first four were taken around the creek that runs through the woods. The next three were in the open area between the berry patch and the woods. The last three are from one of the flower beds.